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Quartz on Chrysocolla Pseudomorphs
stock #18.1-130
Inca De Oro, Chanaral
Atacama Region, Chile
9.1 x 6.8 x 5.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $800
Spring update

Brilliant sparkling blue Chrysocolla overgrown by gem clear druzy Quartz. The Chrysocolla has replaced earlier acicular crystals of Malachite. The individual needles reach 1.5 CM A single broken needle off to the side seems to show a core of Dioptase but we are told these are in fact Malachite, the core area is rather gemmy and very bright. No matter what the original material this is very esthetic and totally different from any other Chrysocolla. An attractive, intriguing and unique Copper specimen!
Fluorapatite -large etched crystal in Calcite
stock #16.1-1254
Slyudyanka, Lake Baikal area
Eastern Siberia, Russia
9.8 x 9.3 x 7 CM (cabinet)
price: $1100
Spring update

Complete and with great color, the larger Apatite is 8.5 CM tall, with wonderful etching. This is the best specimen I have seen of this sort, for size, color and esthetics, it is really striking. These Apatites have transparent areas and deep blue green hue. The "melted" look is typical from this region and often seem in Apatites in Metamorphic host rocks (Marble Skarns especially). As a display piece the luster, contrast with the matrix and unusual architecture gives this specimen a very fine appearance. Both of the prominent crystals are doubly terminated as well. Our notes mention a repair reattaching the large crystal, there is no damage at all and the repair seems well done.
Fluorite on Quartz with Pyrite, Bournonite
stock #18.1-AX-15-013
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang County
Hunan Province, China
10.8 x 7.8 x 8.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $550
Spring update

Quartz crystals to 9.5 CM decorated with sparkling purple Fluorite and small Pyrites, Bournonites etc. Impressive and very attractive (better in person) this is in fine condition, an unusual yet very esthetic display piece from the great Yaoganxian mine. This locale has produce thousands of good specimens but undamaged Quartz of this size and quality were very rare. With the colorful presentation of the accessory minerals this becomes something really special
Manganocalcite- Pagoda Style
stock #18.1-AX_15-104
Manoshan Mine, Dongpo, Suxian District, Chenzoh area
Hunan Province, China
10 x 9.1 x 5.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $650
Spring update

Pagoda style calcite towers formed of stacked flat disklike rhombs. The color is a pale pink and the Calcite has a vivid red Fluorescence. Very sharp and undamaged on the display face, broken on the back underside where it was removed. An older specimen ex Shields Flynn collection, from a 2004 find. In this fine condition, these are very uncommon, and very esthetic in any sort of display.
Fadden Quartz -Tabular crystal
stock #18.1-AX-015
Waziristan Ophiolite, North Waziristan
FATA Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan
4.8 x 3.9 x 2.8 CM (miniature)
price: $180
Spring update

A perfectly transparent, sharp glassy flattened Quartz with a well defined Fadden (string) included in the middle. Choice piece from the best of the Waziristan finds. No damage, crystallized all around and a perfect textbook example of this odd, flattened morphology.
Topaz with Cassiterite and Apatite- Vintage specimen
stock #15.1-987-SM-2690
Ehrenfriedersdorf, Erzgebirge
Saxony, Germany
7.3 x 6.3 x 4 CM (cabinet)
price: $1200
Spring update

An old Saxony specimen with several lustrous Cassiterites to 2 CM mixed with a hundreds of small, gemmy Topaz crystals and Apatites as well. Ex Charles Noll Collection, with a very esthetic addition of what seems to be rich green Allophane encrusting both species. I have only seen one other similar old specimen (19th century vintage). Vintage label included. In very good condition, some minor chipping seen only with magnification. Crystallized on all sides.
Grossular - two colors
stock #18.1-128
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
3.3 x 2.3 x .6 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $175
Spring update

A thin plate of matrix hosts two generations of sharp, gem Grossular. The larger crystals are the well known orange hue but the smaller crystals are colorless to light pink. A nice and uncommon contrast. This is in fine condition, no damage seen at 10X magnification. Excellent glassy luster, sharp striations and quite three dimensional.
Quartz- Tabular Faden habit
stock # 18.1-AL-25-030
Waziristan Ophiolite, North Waziristan
FATA Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan
5.3 x 2.4 x .4 CM (cabinet)
price: $150
Spring update

A perfect "floater" that is crystallized all around and is remarkable, in perfect undamaged condition. From the finds in 2014 in Waziristan that produced some of the best Fadens ever found. This is a textbook example, fully transparent with bright luster and sharp edges. The Faden or string inside is distinct, bright and clear see from any angle. We have seen and handled many from these finds, undamaged floaters with such sharp details were very few.
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